Jerome and Donna (Skornia) Kuenzel, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 30, by attending the 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Francis Borgia Church and having dinner with family and friends at the KC Hall in Washington.

Chris and Ashley (Blust) Allen, Union, announce the birth of a son, Everett Cole Allen. Born Sept. 19, 2019, at Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis, he weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

Gary and Karen (Myers) Butterfield, Union, announce the birth of a son, Vance Butterfield. Born Nov. 4, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

David and Virginia Young celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary recently. Mr. Young and the former Miss Martin were united in marriage Sept. 26, 1964.

Gary and Karen (Myers) Butterfield, Union, announce the birth of a son, Vance Butterfield. Born Nov. 4, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Tracy and Dorothy Brown, Gerald, will soon celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary. Mr. Brown and the former Dorothy Ware were united in marriage Dec. 18, 1948.

Glenn and Mary Ann (Struckhoff) Kluesner, Augusta, were joined together in holy matrimony Nov. 15, 1969, at Immaculate Conception Church in Augusta. With much love, faith and dedication they raised three children, Dan Kluesner (wife Tina), Sarah Peper (husband Tony) and Rachel Bley (husband Greg).

Gary and Chris Meyer, Marthasville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Meyer, to Drake Gleeson, son of Darren and Lisa Gleeson, Washington.

John and Barbara Mazzola recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. Mazzola and the former Miss Cappel were married Saturday, Oct. 25, 1969, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Creve Coeur.

Steve and Bernadette Pennington, Beaufort, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Ashley Pennington, Dallas, Texas, to Ensign Anthony John Eggert IV, Pensacola, Fla., son of Anthony and Kristen Eggert, Washington.

Bryan and Courtney (Gant) Sieve, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Viviana Brynn Sieve. Born Oct. 10, 2019, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

Kenneth and Rosella (Eckelkamp) Alfermann, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at The Creek this summer. They were united in marriage Nov. 8, 1969, at St. Francis Borgia Church in Washington. Father Elred Domas officiated the ceremony.

The children of Larry and Diane (Welge) Pieper are happy to announce their parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. Larry and Diane were married Nov. 1, 1969, at Christ Lutheran Church in Augusta.

Megan (Rohlfing) and Zack Hoerstkamp, New Haven, announce the birth of a daughter, Natalie Mae Hoerstkamp. Born Sept. 12, 2019, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

Alexandra (Ali) Grace McAtee and Dr. Ryan Patrick Walde were united in marriage June 8, 2019, at the bride’s parents’ home in Labadie.

Drew and Kayla (Tallman) Risley announce the birth of a daughter, Rhaella Marie Risley. Born Oct. 15, 2019, in St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

David and Kylee (York) Alexander, Union, announce the birth of a son, Austin Robert Alexander. Born Oct. 14, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Cathy Jobe, St. Clair, and Doug and Kim Jobe, Lonedell, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Jobe, to Bradley Wisdom, son of Sheri and Keith Byington, Bonne Terre, and Kevin and Regina Wisdom, Farmington.

Travis and Lauren Summers, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Cole William Summers. Born Sept. 12, 2019, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, he weighed 10 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 23 inches long.

Steve Berry and Jamie Travis, Union, announce the birth of a son, Chance Jayden (Travis) Berry. Born June 17, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

Herb and Bernice Kopp, Washington, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, with family.

Eric and Amy Austin, Springfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Austin, Kansas City, to Alex Gerhart, Kansas City, son of Garry and Terri Gerhart, Washington.

Kyle and Launa Walters, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Elliot RayAnn Walters. Born Sept. 9, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.

Seth and Ashlee (Copeland) Robinette, Oceanside, Calif., announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Joseph Robinette. Born Aug. 30, 2019, at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, Calif., he weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Doug and Sarah (Brune) Eckelkamp, New Haven, announce the birth of a son, Luke Douglas Eckelkamp. Born Aug. 27, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Jacob and Rachel Allender, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jocelyn Evelyn, on Aug. 27, 2019, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

Mandy (Ley) and Kevin Brinker, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Ava Rae Brinker. Born July 5, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, she weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 22 1/4 inches long.

Tyler and Monica (Schnur) Mackay, Fort Knox, Ky., announce the birth of a daughter, Kennedy Saioa Mackay. Born March 13, 2019, at the University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Ky., she weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces.

Denton and Linda (Thompson) Woolfe, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 18, with a family gathering at 2 p.m. at The Hawthorne Inn, Labadie.

Gary and Brenda Swartz, Marthasville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Nicole Swartz, Marthasville, to Jared Curtis Mohesky, Washington, son of Curt and Kelly Mohesky, Washington.

Daniel and Abigail (Jacob) Rinne, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Noah Matthew Rinne. Born Aug. 5, 2019, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, he weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

John and Jean Bennett (Durkin), Washington, are celebrating 60 years of marriage. They were united in marriage Aug. 29, 1959, in St. Louis.

Jim and Paula Garrison, St. Clair, were joined together in holy matrimony Aug. 7, 1954, at 7:15 p.m. at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church in Jennings. From this union, they have a daughter, Cynthia, and her husband, Greg Baker, a grandson, Thomas, and two great-grandsons, Lucas and Noah.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pica of Fairbury, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Danielle Pica, Maryland Heights, to Matthew Shane Pross, Pacific, son of the late Mark D. Pross and Connie K. Pross of Pacific.

David and Stephanie Church, nee DeRousse, St. Clair, announce the birth of a daughter, Makenna Paige Church. Born July 18, 2019, at St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, she weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Burl F. and Wanda D. Davis, Union, will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary Aug. 15, 2019. Mr. Davis and the former Miss Hodges were united in marriage in 1958 by a justice of the peace in Illinois.

Tyler King and Amber (Hartbank) King announce the birth of their son, Carter Lee King, on July 18, 2019. Carter weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.

Greg and Susan (Mustain) Wilson, Washington, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 9, 1969, in their hometown of Centralia.

Douglas and Judith Kleekamp, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Marie Kleekamp, Madison, Wis., to Jordan Pierce Leykam, Madison, Wis., son of Joseph and Karen Leykam, Washington.

Christopher White and Kimberly Almstedt, Park Hills, announce the birth of a son, Leland Charles White. Born July 22, 2019, at Parkland Health Center, Farmington, he weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Nathan and Kathryn (Tod) Riegel, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Myrna Ann Riegel. Born July 9, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 10 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 22 inches long.

Pamela Jensen and Jeffrey Jensen, both of Marthasville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Diane Jensen, Krakow, to Travis Robison, Krakow, son of Lori Robison and Jim Brown, Villa Ridge, and the late Richard Robison.

Peter and April (Palmer) Zimmermann, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Isabella Rose Zimmermann. Born July 10, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

Nick Straatmann and Andrea (Unnerstall) Straatmann announce the birth of a son, Louis Joseph Straatmann, on April 28. Grandparents are Kurt and Michelle Unnerstall of Washington and Terry and Debbie Straatmann of Villa Ridge.

Emily Elizabeth Schmitt, daughter of Steve and Melanie Schmitt, Washington, was married to Kevin L. Shimkus, son of Todd and Deborah Shimkus, Schenectady, N.Y., on April 27, 2019, during an outdoor ceremony at Willow Ridge Manor, Morrison, Colo.

Zach Kosark and Laycie (Graves) Kosark, Union, announce the birth of a son, Camden Ray Kosark. Born June 23, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Mark and Charlet Wellenkamp announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Wellenkamp, to Joshua Jenkins, son of Vicki Kruep.

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